Iron tablets and citalopram?

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Just wondering if anybody takes iron tablets and citalopram. Im anaemic and ive rang my doctor 3 times to see if i can take iron tablets with the citalopram but he hasnt gotten back to me so not sure if they interfere. I know iron tablets interfere with sertraline. Any help would be muchly appriciated 

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Bethanie x

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    Hi bethanie,

    I'm on 30mg/day Citalopram and take iron tablets because of low ferritin levels and have no problems.

    • Posted

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to reply to me. I shall start having them again then, i think its making me more tired without them and ive been blaming the citalopram 

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    Its fine to take iron and citalopram.

    The citalopram does make you really drowsy though. Do you take it at night? I switched to night and it really helped.

    I also recently got an iron infusion (if you struggle with ongoing low iron I would look into this)

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      Hi, thanks for this, ive always taken mine at night im always fighting to stay awake about half an hour after i take them. Ill definitely look into it thank you 

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